When: 2017-12-03

Collection location: Walton Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

33.8675°N 83.6925°W 244m [Click for map]

Who: Joan Knapp (PucaK)

Specimen available
Collection number: Joan Knapp JSK-00080

Ecoregion: Southern Outer Piedmont
Habitat: Growing at base of oak tree on slope above floodplain to creek. More on north/west side of tree than on south/east side.
Substrate: Soil at base of oak tree
Nearest_Tree: Hardwood, oak
Habit: Many
Cap/upper_surface: Misshapen fruitbodies. No gilled Entoloma abortium nearby. Largest fruitbody ca. 5 cm tall, 6-7 cm wide; white mass with spongy white
Cap/underside: Short, ca. 1 cm tall, 0.5-1 cm diameter; white; white basal mycelium.
Taste: No distinctive taste; crunchy
Odor: None
Collector: Joan Knapp
Collection_#: WCH-20171203-02


Proposed Names

93% (3)
Recognized by sight: Misshapen white fungal masses with spongy flesh
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Add Comment
There is…
By: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
2017-12-03 22:03:41 CST (-0500)

Thanks Dave. I did find a discussion on Tom’s site.

Maybe there’s something…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-03 21:46:46 CST (-0500)

on Tom Volk’s website. I think he may have been involved in some of the research.

By: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
2017-12-03 21:40:17 CST (-0500)

I’ll have to ask around.

Good question…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-03 21:28:33 CST (-0500)

for which I have no answer. But, I suppose this has been done, as the understanding of the way these two types of fungus interact is relatively recent.

By: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
2017-12-03 21:09:29 CST (-0500)

Yes. If sequenced, would the Armillaria sp. be ID’d or just the Entoloma sp.?

Entoloma abortivum…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-03 20:59:29 CST (-0500)

is the accepted name for these fungi, although the actual fruit bodies are likely Armillaria mushrooms that have been parasitized by the Entoloma fungus.

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